Atlantic County Freeholder Alisa Cooper announced this morning that she did not plan to run for assembly in the 2nd Legislative District, but she is reconsidering at the urging of party leaders.
“Once the word got out that I was not going to run, I started to receive some phone calls,” she said. “Some very important phone calls from very important people who were asking me to reconsider.”
Cooper’s press release this morning said she was honored to have been asked to run, but had just been reelected to the freeholder board last year and wanted to concentrate on serving in that position.
Cooper has a very short amount of time to make a decision, as Atlantic County Democrats meet Sunday night to vote to endorse two assembly candidates. She said she will discuss the run with her family and party leaders this weekend.
“So here we are, it’s just about 5:00 or a little after on Friday afternoon, and I am in the process of reconsidering,” she said.
Cooper’s mother, Dolores G. Cooper, was a former Atlantic County Freeholder who served 10 years in the assembly.
“My mom was a great, great lady,” said Cooper. “She did a lot as a freeholder and in the assembly and one of my goals has been to follow in her footsteps.”